Seeking a personal assistant based in Chicago.

Seeking a personal assistant to help a writer and scholar manage communications, scheduling, and miscellaneous tasks. Pay is $15 per hour, averaging 5 hours per week with some variability (may be lower or higher depending on demand week-by-week).

Most work will be remote, but the individual should be available for in-person meetings in Chicago at least once a week.

The primary responsibility of this position will be to assist with scheduling using email and Google Calendar.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Responding to scheduling inquiries in a prompt fashion— within 24 hours unless advanced notice has been given
  • Writing emails that are succinct, clear, and professional
  • Conducting basic research
  • Providing reports as needed
  • Communicating as needed with other coordinating partners (e.g. speaking agent, media scheduler)
  • Occasional help with personal tasks (e.g. store pickup, dry cleaning, mailing, filing, paperwork, travel arrangements)

Qualifications:

  • Superb verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Precision and attention to detail
  • An ability to take initiative and solve problems independently as needed
  • A flexible schedule
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Attention to discretion and confidentiality
  • Proficiency with Office suite and Google suite. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  • Interest in writing, academia, publishing, or literature a plus
  • Car ownership and/or IL driver’s license is a plus

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